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Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute

Meet Dr. John Matthews, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, Trained Thomas Jefferson Rothman Institute

Operative and non-operative treatment of sports Injuries and ankle injections Ultrasound guided shoulder, elbow, hip, knee Arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee injury reconstruction • “Tommy John Surgery” (UCL), Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction • Simple and complex fracture surgery, fracture repair

 

A sports injury can be devistating to an athlete. I work with my patients to diagnose the injury and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that gets them back to their activity quickly and work together to achieve their goals. 

About Dr. Matthews

Education

He earned a Bachelor in Science in Physiology and Minor in Business and Chemistry from University of Arizona. He was awarded the Dean’s List with Distinction.

He completed his medical degree at The University of Arizona Medical School, Tucson, AZ while earning the Medical Award of Excellence Grant and Schuele, Voight Hans and Julia, and Samuel Canterman Scholarships. He was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society for top academic performance.

 

Specialties

Dr. Matthews specializes in operative and nonoperative treatment of sports injuries. He performs ultrasound guided shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle injections. He performs arthroscopic shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee sports injury reconstructions. He also specializes in Tommy John surgery, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction, and meniscal/cartilage repairs.

Biography

Dr. Matthew's was assistant team doctor for UB Division 1 Football, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball. 

Dr. Matthews was awarded the Kaleida Health and AANA Resident Scholarship Awards. He was assistant team doctor for UB Division 1 Football, Women’s Soccer, and Men’s and Women’s Basketball. Dr. Matthews completed a fellowship in orthopaedic sports surgery at the prestigious Thomas Jefferson Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA. He was an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, Fliers and Saint Joseph’s University Division 1 team coverage. He has multiple primary author publications and national presentations in orthopaedic sports surgery.  

Dr. Matthews enjoys time with his family in Tucson, AZ. In his spare time, he enjoys home remodeling, snowboarding, scuba diving,traveling, and fitness.

Dr. Heaps enjoys time with his wife and three children.  In his spare time, he enjoys weightlifting and playing with his two labradoodles.

 

Patient Care Philosophy

A sports injury can be devistating to an athlete. I work with my patients to diagnose the injury and develop a comprehensive treatment plan that gets them back to their activity quickly and work together to achieve their goals.